19 Burst results for "Ciudad Juarez"

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:44 min | 2 months ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on WTOP

"Is a war crime President Biden is defending a ban on Russian gas imports He spoke at a Democratic National Committee meeting It's painful as the prices today the costs are going to be higher if we do not act now to deal with this tyrant Americans are crossing the border to fill up with cheaper gas reporter Chris Fox is in Austin In El Paso Texas the average price of gas is now hit four 19 a gallon That's led some people to head across the bridge of the Americas into Juarez Mexico for significantly lower prices Daniel Rodriguez is a fuel pricing analyst for Opus In the case of Ciudad Juarez the prices we're seeing the average needs about $3 per gallon Rodriguez adding that the cost is so much lower south of the border because the Mexican government is slash gas taxes in order to keep fuel prices under the inflation rate National average in the U.S. today four 33 a gallon The Pentagon says Kim Jong-un has been test firing parts of a new intercontinental ballistic missile CBS is Elizabeth Palmer North Korea had said the launches two in the past two weeks were to help develop satellites But U.S. intelligence believes they were really to test components for a much larger weapon Generations of kids grew up with him Emilio Delgado who played Luis the fixit shop owner on Sesame Street for 45 years has died This clock that I've been fixing is about to strike 5 any second now The reason Maria delighted young viewers and account when they got married on the show in 1988 His wife says Delgado had cancer He was 81 years old S&P futures are up 38.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:16 min | 1 year ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on AP News

"Anger. Megane Washington President Biden is in Geneva tomorrow, he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin. An argument in a house on Chicago's South side this morning erupted in gunfire, leaving for women dead. It tells us that we still have much work to do in our mission to end gun violence here in Chicago in particular. To limit the access of individuals to illegal guns. Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Chicago says she's been in touch with the White House. The Biden administration is urging the Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Despite the president's vocal opposition to capital punishment, the initial prosecution and decision to seek the death sentence was made by the Obama administration. This is a P news. Mexico has received coronavirus vaccine donated by the U. S. The U. S donated more than a million doses of the one shot Johnson and Johnson. Vaccine officials in Mexico say once those shots are in arms. There won't be any reason to continue restricting travel over the U. S border, the U. S and Mexico of restricted border crossings to essential travel only since early in the pandemic. The US shipment will be used to vaccinate anybody over 18 in four cities along the border. Tijuana, Mexicali, Ciudad Juarez and run Osa about 30% of Mexico's adult population has already gotten covid shots. I'm Rita Foley. A report released today says charitable giving in the United States reached a record $471 billion last year. Faced with greater needs, a states and foundations also opened up their pocketbooks at increased rates following last year's racial justice protest. Many corporations made sizable pledges that aim to improve racial equity. Ed Donahue. AP News Good Morning I'm Ed Donahue with an A P news minute. President Biden is in Geneva tomorrow he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Texas Republican Congressman Michael McCaul says the president should make clear to Putin. There will be consequences for recent cyberattacks, otherwise bad behavior. We'll continue and make no mistake. Mr Putin is testing the resolve a President Biden in these attacks, Attorney General Merrick Garland is announcing a plan to fight domestic extreme isn't our current effort comes on the heels.

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Donated US Vaccines Arrive for Mexican Border Cities

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Donated US Vaccines Arrive for Mexican Border Cities

"Mexico is just received coronavirus vaccine donated by the U. S. the US donated more than a million doses of the one shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine officials in Mexico say once those shots are enormous there won't be any reason to continue restricting travel over the U. S. border the US and Mexico of restricted border crossings to essential travel only since early in the pandemic the US shipment will be used to vaccinate anybody over eighteen in four cities along the border Tijuana Mexicali Ciudad Juarez and Reynosa about thirty percent of Mexico's adult population is already gotten Kovic shots I'm Rita Foley

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on WTVN

"D C supporters converging on the nation's capital today to show their support for President Trump. Meanwhile, the president refusing to concede and his White House refusing to share intelligence briefings or progress on fighting the surging Corona virus pandemic with the incoming Biden administration. This is cases shatter records more than 190,000 in a single day. New Mexico's governor, issuing a two week stay at home order as one county, their ships in three more Mobile morgues. We are in a life or death situation, and if we don't act right now, we will absolutely crush our current health care system. Oregon rolling out its own two week freeze Chicago's will kick in Monday on the governor of North Dakota within about face issuing a statewide mask mandate. Their state past 700 deaths. NBC's Trevor Raul's on a conference call today Governor Andrew Cuomo suggesting for the mental health of Children. School closures should be determined on a case by case basis. School is not spreading the virus. Off this school was a much lower positivity rate than the surrounding area. Then the school is not part of the problem. And you could argue Keeping the Children in this school is part of the solution whether at Cape Canaveral, postponing the first regular crew faring flight to the international space Station until at least tomorrow. Cambodia's government targeting about 50 people in its most concerted legal offensive against his political opponents since 2017 that, according to copies of court summonses They were all charged with treason for taking part non violent anti government activities over the last three years, and police in Mexico's northern border city of Ciudad Juarez have arrested two drug gang members in connection with the murder of a local TV anchor. You're listening to ABC News. Ohio.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Dave Packer in Washington, D C supporters converging on the nation's capital today to show their support for President Trump. Meanwhile, the president refusing to concede and his White House refusing to share intelligence briefings or progress on fighting the surgeon Corona virus pandemic with the incoming Biden administration. This is cases shatter records more than 190,000 and a single day New Mexico's governor, issuing a two week stay at home order as one county, their ships in three mobile morgues. We are In a life or death situation, and if we don't act right now, we will absolutely crush our current health care system. Oregon rolling out its own two week freeze Chicago's will kick in Monday on the governor of North Dakota within about face issuing a statewide mask mandate as their state past 700 deaths. NBC's Trevor all on a conference call today Governor Andrew Cuomo suggesting for the mental health of Children. School closures should be determined on a case by case basis. The school is not spreading the virus. Off the school was a much lower positivity rate than the surrounding area. Then the school is not part of the problem. And you could argue Keeping the Children in this school is part of the solution whether at Cape Canaveral, postponing the first regular crew faring flight to the international space Station until at least tomorrow. Cambodia's government targeting about 50 people in its most concerted legal offensive against his political opponents since 2017 that, according to copies of court summonses, they were all charged with treason for taking part non violent anti government activities over the last three years. And police in Mexico's northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, have arrested two drug gang members in connection with the murder of a local TV anchor. You're listening to ABC News now. Here's what's happening around the state on Sacramento's.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"I'm Dave Packer in Washington, D C supporters converging on the nation's capital today to show their support for President Trump. Meanwhile, the president refusing to concede And his White House, refusing to share intelligence briefings or progress on fighting the surgeon Corona virus pandemic with the incoming Biden administration. This is cases shatter records more than 190,000 and a single day you Mexico's governor, issuing a two week stay at home order as one county, their ships in three mobile morgues. We are in a life or death situation, and if we don't act right now, we will absolutely crush our current health care system. Oregon rolling out its Zone two week freeze. Chicago's will kick in Monday on the governor of North Dakota with an about face issuing a statewide mask mandate as their state past 700 deaths. NBC's Trevor Raul's on the conference call today Governor Andrew Cuomo suggesting for the mental health of Children. School closures should be determined on a case by case basis. This school is not spreading the virus. Off the school was a much lower positivity rate than the surrounding area. Then the school is not part of the problem. And you could argue Keeping the Children in this school is part of the solution whether at Cape Canaveral, postponing the first regular crew faring flight to the international space Station until at least tomorrow. Cambodia's government targeting about 50 people in its most concerted legal offensive against his political opponents since 2017 that, according to copies of court summonses, they were all charged with treason for taking part non violent anti government activities over the last three years. And police in Mexico's northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, have arrested two drug gang members in connection with the murder of a local TV anchor. You're listening to ABC news. Ko, a news radio time.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"In Washington, D C supporters converging on the nation's capital today to show their support for President Trump. Meanwhile, the president refusing to concede and his White House refusing to share intelligence briefings or progress on fighting the surgeon Corona virus pandemic with the incoming Biden administration. This is cases shatter records more than 190,000 in a single day. New Mexico's governor, issuing a two week stay at home order as one county, their ships in three mobile morgues. We are in a life or death situation, and if we don't act right now, we will absolutely crush our current health care system. Oregon rolling out its own two week freeze Chicago's will kick in Monday on the governor of North Dakota within about face issuing a statewide Mask mandate is their state past 700 deaths. ABC is Trevor Ralph on a conference call today Governor Andrew Cuomo suggesting for the mental health of Children. School closures should be determined on a case by case basis is the school is not spreading the virus. Off this school was a much lower positivity rate than the surrounding area. Then the school is not part of the problem. And you could argue Keeping the Children in this school is part of the solution whether at Cape Canaveral, postponing the first regular crew faring flight to the international space Station until at least tomorrow. Cambodia's government targeting about 50 people in its most concerted legal offensive against its political opponents since 2017 that, according to copies of court summonses, they were all charged with treason for taking part non violent anti government activities over the last three years. And police in Mexico's northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, have arrested two drug gang members in connection with the murder of a local TV anchor. You're listening to ABC News Here is the.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:16 min | 1 year ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KGO 810

"KGO A 10. If you're talking about it, we're talking about KGO San Francisco San Jose Oakland, A cumulus station. From ABC News. I'm Dave Packer in Washington, D C supporters converging on the nation's capital today to show their support for President Trump. Meanwhile, the president refusing to concede and his White House refusing to share intelligence briefings or progress on fighting the sturgeon Corona virus pandemic with the incoming Biden administration. This is cases shatter records more than 190,000 in a single day. New Mexico's governor, issuing a two week stay at home order as one county, their ships in three mobile morgues. We are in a life or death situation, and if we don't act right now, we will absolutely crush our current health care system. Oregon rolling out its own two week freeze Chicago's will kick in Monday on the governor of North Dakota within about face issuing a statewide Mask mandate is their state past 700 deaths. ABC is Trevor all on a conference call today Governor Andrew Cuomo suggesting for the mental health of Children. School closures should be determined on a case by case basis. School is not spreading the virus. Off this school is a much lower positivity rate in the surrounding area. Then the school is not part of the problem. And you could argue Keeping the Children in this school is part of the solution whether at Cape Canaveral, postponing the first regular crew faring flight to the international space Station until at least tomorrow. Cambodia's government targeting about 50 people in its most concerted legal offensive against his political opponents since 2017 that, according to copies of court summonses, they were all charged with treason for taking part non violent anti government activities over the last three years. And police in Mexico's northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, have arrested two drug gang members in connection with the murder of a local TV anchor. You're listening to ABC news. Out checking kgo traffic.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

KUGN 590 AM

07:24 min | 1 year ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

"J. V program. Jennifer Horn, Victoria Keelan. When's the last time you can move on from that? Because you know what? Not right. You did way. You know what happened to the girl who had her cheese stolen? No. She chased after the guy and said, that's nacho cheese. Hey, guys, you know that, Jennifer Thank you and going back hysterical before that one day in 1943 their wives of U. S soldiers who were stationed for Duncan dropped in on a P. Address. Negras hot spot called the Victory Club this the Mexican border Town P address. Nay grass west of the Rio Grande crossed the From which sits Eagle passed. Kindly Go Paso and and last Ciudad Juarez. It's the same kind of thing s O u a manager named Ignacio not show Naya. I decided to throw a dish together based on whatever ingredients he still had left. Sounds like a man after my own height. Yeah, right. She's and shortly book for you. Whatever you have with water Royal Andi, I put Don't mix it with water. Usually I mix it with a little olive oil. And I a slice The fried tortillas into triangles added some shredded cheddar. And how opinion peppers and started a new tradition, which bears his name. That's why they're called not shows boys and girls. How about that? Big time. All right. So you want to repeat that joke again? Jennifer here once you know, you got only say that one wants this people go. Right. Right, Right. Don't forget our D. J. D. Sadie and Doug To change its Victorians in a Victorian now know the D J V download every day. I know what three or four times a week we put together a number of things that we've talked about on the program and you can listen to them in their entirety. It's usually 15 20 minute robbed through a lot of stuff, the most recent one Our revelations from Jennifer and Victoria about their acting as they were young acting triumphs. I think there's a way it was put Also we take a shot at Ann Hathaway, who has wind and complained and apologize them. So sorry if I hurt anybody's feelings, how many people believe that was Something that was from her heart. Think so. Anyway, you've got me problem is I haven't I've been ambivalent about Anne Hathaway with you, Victoria. You sending me down the pipe when it comes to her? Anyway. All right. What else do we have on the download Warner brothers eating a little bit of crow. Some Christmas plans that we talked about in the hottest names in babies, which I think sounds kind of weird list. But if you want to hear the weird list Check out the latest D. J V download at D. J V show dot com where you get your podcasts? That's so if somebody wanted to know. What did Road Island I kind of dropped this in a few minutes ago that rode out. Everyone's like, Wait. What is Rhode Island called now called the state of roadies. It actually became a state in 17 90. Name the state of Rhode Island and Providence plantations. We've always called it Rhode Island, but now somebody thought it was important to change to dump Providence plantations. On Tuesday, supporters of the measure said the change was important to break away from the history of slavery. So was it that all plantations had slavery and remember that that's the connotation, right? What is it is it just called the same Rhode Island now? Providence Plantations gone Zo Providence still exists. As a matter of fact, we're about to get on the radio station there. So down. I love I've love Rhode Island. Newport is amazing. And Providence is a fun town. My friends who went to Brown and didn't your daughter go to Brown? Yeah, yeah, that Zen like down and she was there anyway. I remember going down there at Wells Avenue. If you remember that's where all the Italian restaurants are. I worked in really Good Italian Jr. I was a booth announcer W. J. R Channel 10, Providence. But I did every Saturday and Sunday night was big time anyway, The cove it's situation. We have not spent too much time for obvious reasons this week. But how is it different? What's going on with the White House Covert task force Victoria. They've put out some warnings. I know everyone obviously is focused on the election. But covert cases air still spiking ah, in hot spots around the country. And so the the White House task Force said that covert cases, hospitalizations and deaths nationwide are up and it's ah. So they put out some pretty dire warnings in after they still have weekly reports. We just don't hear about it as much. They wrote quote. There is a continued increase in cases, hospitalizations and fatalities spreading southward from the coldest climates as the population moves indoors and cases and cases in increase exponentially. They said in multiple states, the taskforce I's warning state and local officials that there must be clear messaging toe Act now largely, this focuses on mask wearing, they recommended. Do not gather without a mask with individuals living outside of your household. That's a that's a big one that a lot of people are just Seemed to have abandoned. I don't know why. But you're supposed to stay within your pod of people. You know who live in your house or neighbors trusted neighbors who are you know, kind of living the same way you are. You should always wear a mask in public stop gatherings beyond immediate household until cases and test positivity decrease significantly, which who knows when that will be North Dakota right now remains the state with the highest number of new cases per 100,000 population, followed by South Dakota, Wisconsin, Montana, Wyoming, Iowa, Alaska and now hit Alaska. Nebraska, Utah and Idaho. That's the top 10. So those states got direct warnings from the task force, will they? I don't know. Well, they heed the warning. I don't know There's a whole lot of non mass squares out there and I I don't understand it, but I don't see any non mask wears. Well, you're in California. I see them in Jersey. They're everywhere. They're everywhere. Some lady actually yelled at me the other day because she didn't think I had a mask on and I turned around and I was like, Calm down, lady. I'd never take my mask off. Sorry. Anybody you're getting, like, really angry about it? Yeah, there. That's true. But we need to understand even Ken Crone house who? Well, that Ken's always been a mask where Jack wants you to wear a mask. It is that really will do some good. What is that? Might one micron. I wish he would tell us what the what model? That is so people could buy that because it's Yeah, I don't know. Because the end 95 mask is the standard one that hospital doctors, nurses wear three microns. Well, that's what all the hospital workers, so I don't know what he's talking about, then. Well, he gets off on some of his teams. I love Jack. I'm not saying anything. Yeah, I don't know what he's referring to them, because the N 95 do it, He said. You might do it the right way. If you're going to go to the trouble of getting a mascot, a one micron Basket. When you go Where do you buy him? You could buy him anyway by Home Depot waiting.

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Journalist killed in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

BBC World Service

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Journalist killed in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

"Notorious for its violence and crime. Arturo Album, Medina was shot in a pseudo Juarez street just moments after he had finished presenting his television news show. Here's atleast the six journalists to be murdered in Mexico this year. World News from the BBC.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

08:38 min | 1 year ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KPCC

"David give us some more background. It is absolutely the case. The 20 years ago there was a crying need to deal with the land reform question. You had lots and lots of landless black peasants. You had these huge, sometimes very profitable white farms on DH. That was a real social crisis. The problem is that there was a right way to tackle that and there was a wrong way and the then president very dictatorial. Former war leader Robert Mugabe did it about as badly as you could. He basically forcibly took these farms on handed them to his own war veterans and supporters of his own party. ZANU PF and Gave it to people who whose credentials were entirely political. And he didn't actually know how to farm had no training had no support. And so these very successful commercial farms just basically collapsed, and that was an enormous part. Off the Zimbabwean economy, and it was a very successful political play by Robert Mugabe to say he was mending the crimes ofthe colonialism. And look those crimes needed to be redressed and there needed to be land reform. But this was a terrible way to go. It's it's still a mess because This compensation is not compensation for the land having been taken because the success of government of the former vice president who is now the president says that there will be no conversation with that. That just being compensated for improvements for building buildings and dams and stuff and that money will have to be borrowed. Still, that money is not sitting In government coffers, and so we may not actually see this land handed over and in the meantime, these farms are still being run. In many cases, far less well than they were. Zimbabwe is a tragedy because it was such a fertile, successful country. It needed reforms, but it's just being bankrupted by the most appalling policies. Well, Jennifer how significant is it that the's reparations are being handed out? Is that even the right word for them reparations? I would probably not not use reparations. Although you know in a in a technical sense, you know, compensation for your past, you know? Economic on DH. Crimes. I guess you could say, but, you know, in that sense technically, yes, but I think the kind of brother cultural on DH racial kind of historical. A conception of reparations is a little bit problematic there because again, you know these original land reforms. You are essentially meant to be the referee. The reparations were right. We're essentially Meant to take away you know this land that had, you know, traditionally going back, You know decades had been, you know, basically allotted on ly, restricted for white people and black people are essentially relegated to the margins and much less fertile farmland. So That was essentially supposed to be the reparations in that sense, and so you know again, you know, as David said, this this happened very rapidly and between 4001 in thousands of white farmers. Had their lands taken sometimes very violently. By the way it was. This was a very abrupt and violent kind of moment. Andi, you know, investors fled and like, David said, You know, the the the currency dropped inflation rose. I mean everything that the entire kind of economy collapsed so So I don't you know, I don't know if I would say reparations, necessarily, but But it is really, you know significant, even though as David rightly mentioned that, you know they're not gonna be compensated for the value of the land. It is still remarkable that this happened. The president of the Commercial Farmers Union who was negotiating on behalf of these white farmers. Said. Quote. This is nothing short of a miracle that this happened. So you know, this is something that has been for years. It's written into the Constitution that they had to compensate on pay this compensation, so the fact that they have reached some sort of agreement. Up symbolically is very much a promising thing. But again, as David said, there's no money behind it. So so the idea, you know that they're going to be paid this compensation under the agreement, it's supposed to be within They're gonna get half of it within the first year and then the full balance within five years, But they don't have any of this money. So they said they're going to issue some long term bonds on DH, Then you know, jointly with the farmers. They're going approach international donors to try to raise this money. But whether that you know actually materializes is going to be you know what really kind of determines How successful this Have you? No symbolic agreement now ends up being in the long run. I'm Jen white. You're listening to one, eh? Well, Tianna Spears used to work as a U. S diplomat in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. But she's not with the state Department anymore, She says racist harassment pushed her out in a post earlier this week, she said she experienced a continued campaign of harassment as she crossed the border to spend time in El Paso, Texas. Here she is talking earlier this week with PR ize the world. As soon as I started crossing the border regularly. I experience this harassment. I was threatened. I was constantly asked if I was really us citizen. The question If I stole my car, my car was a rental. They accuse me of being a liar. A drug dealer. Everytime I told them I worked as a U. S diplomat. They laughed at me. They told me they didn't believe me. It was just harassment and bullying on a racial level. One, Spears reported the behavior, she said she was told by two white security officers that what she experienced had nothing to do with racism. After being moved to a new position in Mexico City, she said the damage had been done, and she was forced out. In that same interview. Spears also reflected quote. It's just this environment where the State Department caters to that phrase Pale Male and Yale. That's the foundation that it's been built on end quote and talk about this pale male and yell culture at the state Department. How did he get to be this way? Well, she's she's right in a lot of of respects the senior Kadre of foreign service officers when I covered state for a long time on DH. You know, the people who had the the top jobs within the foreign service, as opposed to the top political jobs were not all male but heavily so almost all white on DH and in many to most cases, Ivy League or near ivy educated It it really the state Department became a A bastion of East Coast centered, you know, Ivy centered. Folks who came from from that provenance and you know, and we're sort of, you know, to the to the manor born right? You people who were interested in the world and had the education and in many cases, Thief, financial resource is to have travelled on DH seen much of the world were also the kind of people who might be interested in being US diplomats. So it wasn't particularly surprising that in the fifties and sixties and seventies, that culture really crystallized there, But what this young former foreign service officer experienced is something that you know. A lot of younger officers have complained about in less egregious form for years, which is that they felt marginalized or sidelined by A. You know a majority white majority male establishment and that the State Department didn't have their backs. I mean her. Her mistreatment was at the hands of border agents and was not part of the State Department. But she says she wasn't getting any help in backup from her from the agency of the U. S government, for which she worked well, according to State Department data, Black employees comprise a little over 15% of the State Department's foreign service and civil service employees. Billy hold 3% of senior level jobs are responding to that conversation with the world of Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said the agency investigated Spears claims in 2019. They said their investigation found no evidence of allegations of racial discrimination, harassment or unfair detainment at the U. S port of entry and that its agents acted appropriately. And the State Department separately told the world that the agency is working with customs and border protection to unquote, improve the experience of our personnel at the border and cooperation between the officers of the two agencies and that they took spears allegations quote very seriously. You know, David Over the years, you've had plenty of dealings with the State Department in foreign service officials. What issues does this story raise for you? But why? Don't y two diplomats?.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KCRW

"Is harassment by U. S Customs and Border agents. Here's NPR's Jackie Northam In April 2018. Tianna Spears joined the State Department, It held the promise of a fulfilling life ahead of her. I was super excited to start I had dreams of being a diplomat and living in several places in Latin America, Spearsfirst posting with the U. S consulate in Ciudad Juarez. Just over the border from El Paso, Texas, the young African American consular officer would often cross into the U. S to shop were meet friends, she says she was regularly pulled over by U. S Customs and Border Protection officers for secondary inspection. She would show them our diplomatic passport. Another official forms of identification. I was asked if I stole my car. One time I was even accused of having counterfeit documents as in my diplomatic passport. I was regularly questioned on and if I truly worked at the consulate and see what is Spears, then 26 years old says she was pulled over more than 20 times during the six months she worked in Juarez. And at the harassment escalated. One time I was told not to look at the officer in the eyes. When I spoke to him, I was told I needed to look down at the ground. They they wanted to make me feel small. CBP dispute Spears allegations, saying video footage contradict some of her claims. In a statement, the agency says she was pulled over only 12 times, and it was because inconsistencies with her address triggered an automatic second check. Spears stands by her story that she was harassed and intimidated because she's black. She took her concerns to her superiors at the consulate and I was just met with pure denial and gas sliding about how this wasn't racism. This wasn't discrimination. Essentially, you know, it was downplayed and brushed under the rug. Spears was transferred to Mexico City, but the experience stayed with her. She was diagnosed with depression and post traumatic stress disorder. She left the State Department last October, less than two years after she joined in May of this year, shortly after the death of George Floyd Spears wrote about her experiences on her blawg. When I read that I was just beside myself for a couple of hours thinking I cannot believe that crap like that is still happening. Charles Ray was a long time Foreign service officer. Who served his ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe. Ray also says he was hassled at U. S borders, and he says he just had to suck it up. I mean, no one's going to stick their head above their desk and make an issue of it. If they value their job if they feel that the senior leadership doesn't care, And frankly, my personal opinion is that the senior leadership really does not care. A spokesperson tells NPR that the State Department is taking spears allegations seriously. And that it's in talks with the CBP to improve the experience of diplomats at U. S borders. But Alonzo Fulgham, a former senior official with the U. S Agency for International Development, says progress is slow. He mentors, young black foreign service officers and hope Spears. Blawg will help force change. I do think there's hope with these young people because they're much more informed. They'd blawg and they talk to each other in their impatient. I think that's that's going to be helpful to getting more people to speak up filled. Um, said he wished that was the case. When.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Spared story opening I'm only a Francis facing stiff resistance internally and from Capitol Hill the president has backed off plans to make cuts to foreign aid Constantini report facing push back from his own secretaries of state and treasury president trump has decided against cutting as much as four point three billion dollars in foreign aid the money had been allocated in the recent budget agreement put in at the behest of Democrats and Republicans involved in foreign policy oversight on Tuesday the president was hinting of a reversal of his threat and certain things we can save in certain things it probably could be you know a penny wise maybe it's a Pennywise we'll see but we are looking at it and we have some things that are on the table very much the president has vowed to cut off aid that might get to central American nations from which migrants are coming to the U. S. border Bob Constantini Washington a serial killer who preyed on older game and during a rampage twenty five years ago around the east coast has been put to death fifty seven year old Gary ray bowls was pronounced dead at ten fifty eight PM Thursday by lethal injection at Florida state prison Walmart says it will eventually reopen itself pencil store that's where twenty two people were killed in a mass shooting this month only after the interior of the stores rebuilt or from quite enough of the projects expected to take between three to four months Walmart executives say the renovated store will include on site memorial honoring the victims of the shooting and recognizing the bi national relationship between el Paso and Ciudad Juarez Mexico in the meantime nearly all the four hundred employees at the el Paso store been reassigned other nearby locations the company believes re opening the store is an important step in healing from the tragedy quite word that more than two dozen people have been injured in a.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

04:45 min | 3 years ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Racist hate in one voice our nation must condemn racism bigotry and white supremacy <hes> that was his largest denunciation of weight negativism and this sort of extremist rhetoric and action but i don't think it's too late to dampen it but but we we need this to be the story from now on in order to dampen the level of violence that was monica duffy toft will hear more from her later in the show today but we begin with the world's immigration editor monica campbell who covers the u._s. mexico border and what she's been hearing. There's a collective morning on both sides. I was checking being with people in what is el paso and also in other parts of the border and <hes> one of the pastors that i met when i was in ciudad juarez recently he runs a migrant shelter in that city in he said that he was including prayers for people from mexico and the united states in this weekend services everybody everybody was. You know another ways kind of bracing themselves for something like this. I think just not just along the border but among latino communities and people live poor brown in the united states were bracing themselves for something horrible like this to happen in some ways. It's not surprising with the rhetoric in the country. You recently got back monica from tijuana san diego border where you are an assignment and this week. We're going to be hearing a series of your stories from there called the waiting room. What have you been looking at exactly what i've been looking at how you with the changes and u._s. policy at the border the reality that thousands of migrants are now waiting in mexico. <hes> you hear people say it that it's become this big waiting room. You know and i wanted to go back to tijuana to see the and hear what that's like. How are people managing. These prolonged weights. What's it like for somebody who's just arrived to the border to see other people. Who've been there for nearly early year. I also want to see how people were living. You know the day to day living conditions and how people are thinking about what's next. How long can mm people wait on the mexico side of the border would of those daily calculations like right and despite what we hear about migrant caravans coming from central america. You've found it to be along the border. There and increasingly international mix of people not just central america absolutely i mean it's still large central american people from honduras el salvador guatemala tamala but also people from mexico asylum-seekers people fleeing dangerous parts of mexico arriving to the u._s. Mexico border in this case tijuana and seeking asylum from their own country in being forced to wait at the border in mexico so that is something that's always striking to me. Mexicans being kept opt in mexico wanting to find a safe place to live. It's also a very international increasing international group of people at the border their entire apartment buildings things in tijuana filled with people from cameroon from haiti from cuba from ethiopia <hes> including the person that will hear from next in this first story story. His name is one rochman and he's from iraq a young man from iraq in tijuana and he told me how he he made his way to the u._s. Mexico border incredibly long journey but also wind that is not too unusual to find at certain parts of the border all right monica. Thanks for that setup. What's your story. Rodwin rochman had never done anything like this for one week. He says he trekked through the sharing gap. It's a stretch of rainforest running from colombia to panama. Anyone who's migrated north by land from south america knows about it. It's grueling ruling and dangerous rowen took videos for his mom along the way aardvark by six hours of walking each day. He says in the video the jungles so dense. It's like night under the canopy. There are no roads rowen. Who's twenty eight years old is is drenched in sweat and his following this swampy path dotted with empty water bottles but he isn't alone and points to people with him and oh she's from cuba from nepal to from scuba the three from iraq nepal cuba in the iraqis that includes ruin and his older brother all headed for the united states for ruin that was just one lake in his three month journey north..

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:08 min | 3 years ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KCRW

"Of the el Paso immigration court so this is a building that we've been hearing about all week because so many of the people that we've been talking to are looking to have their asylum cases heard in this court one of them is a family from Honduras Tanya her husband Joseph and their three little kids tiny is one of those people who smiles all of the time even when she stressed out and right now she is very stressed out I met her and her family in a shelter in Ciudad Juarez that's the city just across the border from el Paso they were sent there after they crossed into the U. S. there among the thousands of people who are waiting in Mexico until their court date the only time that Tonya smile fades is when she talks about what brought her family to the border this is the story she told us earlier this week when we first met her she says that back in Honduras her mom like a lot of people was targeted by the MS thirteen gang Tonya's lawyer asked us not to say exactly why because it could affect Chinese court case but eventually MS thirteen got to Tonya's mother I mean I mean it but I don't remember the looks Nevada my mom was shot nine times and even after the murder they weren't satisfied with having killed her her bodies on the ground and he ran over her Michael Tanya watched all of this completely helpless and set up a little bit came upon a smart different these very hard to watch mother get killed right before your eyes and not do anything about it so she decided to do something about it she went to court she testified against the gang members she says she tried to hide her identity but the gang found out who she was tiny sister in law was a witness in that same case the gang kidnapped tortured and killed her and then left her infant daughter in a dumpster after that they came for Tonya then autumn this CA okay let me have a look that I'm quite into single men with those they told her basically you're next she says they left a note on her front door it said you have forty five minutes to leave sincerely MS thirteen that family has an awful story but they also have something that a lot of people don't they have a lawyer who heard that story and said I'm gonna take your case so on the day of the court hearing the lawyer Linda Refosco leads Tonya and her family into the court room I'm not allowed to record while I'm in there but Linda walks in looking like she knows what's up the judge jokes with her he says Hey it's been a while in the other migrants look at them and to me it looks like they're thinking that family gets to go first because they have a lawyer they get to sit in chairs in front of the judge he's gonna talk directly to that Linda the lawyer tries to get time his family out of Mexico she tells the judge in this the true story time his three year old daughter has a heart condition she's had a heart attack the judges eyebrows shoot way up he says the child yes this is what having a lawyer gets you a chance to tell your story but then after the hearing outside of the courtroom Linda read us this confident lawyer lets her guard down and she tells us that she has been wondering how much longer can we two says and are we really making a difference the problem in el Paso is this there are too few immigration lawyers too few Linda re losses for nine thousand migrants who are stuck in seat out war as a loan she is so overwhelmed right now this is what makes it so bizarre to then run into another lawyer whose buzzing around the courthouse openly saying Hey I'm here to help for free it's a woman named Taylor levy she knows this courthouse really well Taylor used to be part of something called the know your rights program she would walk in here and talk to migrants before their court hearings and make sure that at the very least they knew their basic rights but she says recently she was told to stop doing this the justice department ended this court's know your rights program it's ridiculous I'm here to help people for free they're going to be here all day there is a free attorney willing to talk to wanting to help orient people and we're being told that we are not allowed to speak to them so instead of legal advice she's now bring crayons and coloring books in fact I watched as a security guard told her she couldn't come into the court room we asked the justice department why they ended know your rights and that'll Paso court room and they told us in a statement that they want to make sure migrants aren't being misled or confused about their proceedings or otherwise taken advantage of but it is not just that program that sending Linda re last time his lawyer said for some reason she is also being given less access in this court even to her own clients today they don't even let me in to the waiting around there were guards that were physically standing at the waiting room is and I wasn't even allowed into the waiting room of a court an immigration court that I've been practicing before for five years the people without lawyers which is mostly everyone look confused or bored or anxious or all three they're given forms in English even though everyone has said Espanol when asked what language they speak one man raises his hand and says to the judge I can't find a lawyer and the judge seems sympathetic his advice appears to be you should keep trying at the end of the hearing every migrant in that room is in the same boat including tiny and her family they will likely be held by immigration authorities for a few days and then they'll be sent back to Mexico to wait some more the judge tells them I will see all of you again on August fifteenth for a second hearing by that date Linda reverse the lawyer says she will have an asylum application prepared for Tonya and her family but everyone else in this room who hasn't found a lawyer and most of them probably won't they will sit in that courtroom on that day with no one at their side making a case for them on today's show we also talked to an immigration judge about what this legal crisis is like for her and her colleagues on the bench.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:20 min | 3 years ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KCRW

"We saw looked a lot like a legal crisis I'm standing outside of the el Paso immigration court so this is a building that we've been hearing about all week because so many of the people that we've been talking to you are looking to have their asylum cases heard in this court one of them is a family from Honduras Tanya her husband Joseph and their three little kids tiny is one of those people who smiles all of the time even when she stressed out and right now she is very stressed out I met her and her family in a shelter in Ciudad Juarez that's the city just across the border from el Paso they were sent there after they crossed into the U. S. there among the thousands of people who are waiting in Mexico until their court date the only time that Tonya smile fades is when she talks about what brought her family to the border this is the story she told us earlier this week when we first met her she says that back in Honduras her mom like a lot of people was targeted by the MS thirteen gang Thani's lawyer asked us not to say exactly why because it could affect Chinese court case but eventually MS thirteen got to Tonya's mother I mean I mean it but I don't remember the loss Nevada my mom shot nine times and even after the murder they weren't satisfied with having killed her her bodies on the ground and he ran over her cycle Tanya watched all of this completely helpless as a result of an economic plan as well he's very hard to watch mother get killed right before your eyes and not do anything about it so she decided to do something about it she went to court she testified against the gang members she says she tried to hide her identity but the gang found out who she was tiny sister in law was a witness in that same case the gang kidnapped tortured and killed her and then left her infant daughter in a dumpster after that they came for Tonya no not on the CIA okay let me have a look that I'm quite into single men with those they told her basically you're next she says they left a note on her front door it said you have forty five minutes to leave sincerely MS thirteen that family has an awful story but they also have something that a lot of people don't they have a lawyer who heard that story and said I'm gonna take your case so on the day of the court hearing the lawyer Linda Refosco leads Tonya and her family into the court room I'm not allowed to record while I'm in there but Linda walks in looking like she knows what's up the judge jokes with her he says Hey it's been a while in the other migrants look at them and to me it looks like they're thinking that family gets to go first because they have a lawyer they get to sit in chairs in front of the judge he's gonna talk directly to that Linda the lawyer tries to get time his family out of Mexico she tells the judge in this the true story time his three year old daughter has a heart condition she's had a heart attack the judges eyebrows shoot way up he says the child yes this is what having a lawyer gets you a chance to tell your story but then after the hearing outside of the courtroom Linda read us this confident lawyer lets her guard down and she tells us that she has been wondering how much longer can we two says and are we really making a difference the problem in el Paso is this there are too few immigration lawyers too few Linda re losses for nine thousand migrants who are stuck in seat out war as a loan she is so overwhelmed right now this is what makes it so bizarre to then run into another lawyer whose buzzing around the courthouse openly saying Hey I'm here to help for free it's a woman named Taylor levy she knows this courthouse really well Taylor used to be part of something called the know your rights program she would walk in here and talk to migrants before their court hearings and make sure that at the very least they knew their basic rights but she says recently she was told to stop doing this the justice department ended this court's know your rights program it's ridiculous I'm here to help people for free they're going to be here all day there is a free attorney willing to talk to wanting to help orient people and we're being told that we are not allowed to speak to them so instead of legal advice she's now bring crayons and coloring books in fact I watched as a security guard told her she couldn't come into the court room we asked the justice department why they ended know your rights and that'll Paso court room and they told us in a statement that they want to make sure migrants aren't being misled or confused about their proceedings or otherwise taken advantage of but it is not just that program that sending Linda read last time his lawyer said for some reason she is also being given less access in this court even to her own clients today they don't even let me in to the waiting around there were our example physically standing at the waiting room is and I wasn't even allowed into the waiting room of a court an immigration court that I've been practicing before for five years the people without lawyers which is mostly everyone look confused or bored or anxious or all three they're given forms in English even though everyone has said Espanol when asked what language they speak one man raises his hand and says to the judge I can't find a lawyer and the judge seems sympathetic his advice appears to be you should keep trying at the end of the hearing every migrant in that room is in the same boat including tiny and her family they will likely be held by immigration authorities for a few days and then they'll be sent back to Mexico to wait some more the judge tells them I will see all of you again on August fifteenth for a second hearing by that date Linda reverse the lawyer says she will have an asylum application prepared for Tonya and her family but everyone else in this room who hasn't found a lawyer and most of them probably won't they will sit in that courtroom on that day with no one at their side making a case for them on today's show we also talked to an immigration judge about what this legal crisis is like for her and her colleagues on the bench president trump will.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:11 min | 3 years ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Because so many people that we've been talking to are looking to have their asylum cases heard in this court one of them is a family from Honduras Tanya her husband Joseph and their three little kids tiny is one of those people who smiles all of the time even when she stressed out and right now she is very stressed out I met her and her family in a shelter in Ciudad Juarez that's the city just across the border from el Paso they were sent there after they crossed into the U. S. there among the thousands of people who are waiting in Mexico until their court date the only time that time his smile fades is when she talks about what brought her family to the border this is the story she told us earlier this week when we first met her she says that back in Honduras her mom like a lot of people was targeted by the MS thirteen gang Thani's lawyer asked us not to say exactly why because it could affect Tonya's court case but eventually MS thirteen got to Tonya's mother I mean I mean if they had on limit the loss Nevada my mom was shot nine times and even after the murder they weren't satisfied with having killed her her body was on the ground the name and they ran over her cycle Tanya watched all of this completely helpless as a little bit can omit them as much he's very hard to watch mother get killed right before your eyes and not do anything about it so she decided to do something about it she went to court she testified against the gang members she says she tried to hide her identity but the gang found out who she was tiny sister in law was a witness in that same case the gang kidnapped tortured and killed her and then left her infant daughter in a dumpster after that they came for Tonya no not on that is C. I. A. okay let me have a look that I'm quite into single move those they told her basically you're next she says they left a note on her front door it said you have forty five minutes to leave sincerely MS thirteen that family has an awful story but they also have something that a lot of people don't they have a lawyer who heard that story and said I'm gonna take your case so on the day of the court hearing the lawyer Linda Refosco leads Tonya and her family into the court room I'm not allowed to record while I'm in there but Linda walks in looking like she knows what's up the judge jokes with her he says Hey it's been a while in the other migrants look at them and to me it looks like they're thinking that family gets to go first because they have a lawyer they get to sit in chairs in front of the judge he's gonna talk directly to them Linda the lawyer tries to get time his family out of Mexico she tells the judge miss the true story time his three year old daughter has a heart condition she's had a heart attack the judges eyebrows shoot way up he says the child yes this is what having a lawyer gets you a chance to tell your story but then after the hearing outside of the courtroom Linda read us this confident lawyer lets her guard down and she tells us that she has been wondering how much longer can we two says and are we really making a difference the problem in el Paso is this there are too few immigration lawyers too few Linda re losses for nine thousand migrants who are stuck in seat out war as a loan she is so overwhelmed right now this is what makes it so bizarre to then run into another lawyer whose buzzing around the courthouse openly saying Hey I'm here to help for free it's a woman named Taylor levy she knows this courthouse really well Taylor used to be part of something called the know your rights program she would walk in here and talk to migrants before their court hearings and make sure that at the very least they knew their basic rights but she says recently she was told to stop doing this the justice department ended this court's know your rights program it's ridiculous I'm here to help people for free they're going to be here all day there is a free attorney willing to talk to wanting to help orient people and we're being told that we are not allowed to speak to them so instead of legal advice she's now bring crayons and coloring books in fact I watched as a security guard told her she couldn't come into the courtroom we asked the justice department why they ended know your rights and that'll Paso court room and they told us in a statement that they want to make sure migrants aren't being misled or confused about their proceedings or otherwise taken advantage of but it is not just that program that sending Linda read last time his lawyer said for some reason she is also being given less access in this court even to her own clients today they don't even let me in to the waiting there were guards that were physically standing at the waiting room is and I wasn't even allowed into the waiting room of a court an immigration court that I've been practicing before for five years the people without lawyers which is mostly everyone look confused or bored or anxious or all three they're given forms in English even though everyone has said Espanol when asked what language they speak one man raises his hand and says to the judge I can't find a lawyer and the judge seems sympathetic his advice appears to be you should keep trying at the end of the hearing every migrant in that room is in the same boat including tiny and her family they will likely be held by immigration authorities for a few days and then they'll be sent back to Mexico to wait some more the judge tells them I will see all of you again on August fifteenth for a second hearing by that date Linda reverse the lawyer says she will have an asylum application prepared for Tonya and her family but everyone else in this room who hasn't found a lawyer and most of them probably won't they will sit in that courtroom on that day with no one at their side making a case for them on today's show we also talked to an immigration judge about what this legal crisis is like for her and her colleagues on the bench the White House is hosting a.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:14 min | 3 years ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Court so this is a building that we've been hearing about all week because so many of the people that we've been talking to you are looking to have their asylum cases heard in this court one of them is a family from Honduras Tanya her husband Joseph and their three little kids tiny is one of those people who smiles all of the time even when she stressed out and right now she is very stressed out I met her and her family in a shelter in Ciudad Juarez that's the city just across the border from el Paso they were sent there after they crossed into the U. S. there among the thousands of people who are waiting in Mexico until their court date the only time that time his smile fades is when she talks about what brought her family to the border this is the story she told us earlier this week when we first matter she says that back in Honduras her mom like a lot of people was targeted by the MS thirteen gang Thani's lawyer asked us not to say exactly why because it could affect Tonya's court case but eventually MS thirteen got to Tonya's mother I mean I mean if they had on minute details Nevada my mom was shot nine times and even after the murder they weren't satisfied with having killed her her body was on the ground in over Michael Tanya watched all of this completely helpless and set up a little bit can about them as well he's very hard to watch mother gets killed right before your eyes and not do anything about it so she decided to do something about it she went to court she testified against the gang members she says she tried to hide her identity but the gang found out who she was tiny sister in law was a witness in that same case the gang kidnapped tortured and killed her and then left her infant daughter in a dumpster after that they came for Tonya no not on that is CA okay let me have a look that I'm quite into single men with those they told her basically you're next she says they left a note on her front door it said you have forty five minutes to leave sincerely MS thirteen that family has an awful story but they also have something that a lot of people don't they have a lawyer who heard that story and said I'm gonna take your case so on the day of the court hearing the lawyer Linda Refosco leads Tonya and her family into the court room I'm not allowed to record while I'm in there but Linda walks in looking like she knows what's up the judge jokes with her he says Hey it's been a while in the other migrants look at them and to me it looks like they're thinking that family gets to go first because they have a lawyer they get to sit in chairs in front of the judge he's gonna talk directly to that Linda the lawyer tries to get time his family out of Mexico she tells the judge in the citrus story time his three year old daughter has a heart condition she's had a heart attack the judges eyebrows shoot way up he says the child yes this is what having a lawyer gets you a chance to tell your story but then after the hearing outside of the courtroom Linda read us this confident lawyer lets her guard down and she tells us that she has been wondering how much longer can we two says and are we really making a difference the problem in el Paso is this there are too few immigration lawyers too few Linda re losses for nine thousand migrants who are stuck in seat out war as a loan she is so overwhelmed right now this is what makes it so bizarre to then run into another lawyer whose buzzing around the courthouse openly saying Hey I'm here to help for free it's a woman named Taylor levy she knows this courthouse really well Taylor used to be part of something called the know your rights program she would walk in here and talk to migrants before their court hearings and make sure that at the very least they knew their basic rights but she says recently she was told to stop doing this the justice department ended this court's know your rights program it's ridiculous I'm here to help people for free they're going to be here all day there is a free attorney willing to talk to wanting to help orient people and we're being told that we are not allowed to speak to them so instead of legal advice she's now bring crayons and coloring books in fact I watched as a security guard told her she couldn't come into the courtroom we asked the justice department why they ended know your rights and that'll Paso court room and they told us in a statement that they want to make sure migrants aren't being misled or confused about their proceedings or otherwise taken advantage of but it is not just that program that sending Linda read last time his lawyer said for some reason she is also being given less access in this court even to her own clients today they don't even let me in to the waiting there were our example physically standing at the waiting room is and I wasn't even allowed into the waiting room of a quarry in immigration court that I've been practicing before for five years the people without lawyers which is mostly everyone look confused or bored or anxious or all three they're given forms in English even though everyone has said Espanol when asked what language they speak one man raises his hand and says to the judge I can't find a lawyer and the judge seems sympathetic his advice appears to be you should keep trying at the end of the hearing every migrant in that room is in the same boat including tiny and her family they will likely be held by immigration authorities for a few days and then they'll be sent back to Mexico to wait some more the judge tells them I will see all of you again on August fifteenth for a second hearing by that date Linda reverse the lawyer says she will have an asylum application prepared for Tonya and her family but everyone else in this room who hasn't found a lawyer and most of them probably won't they will sit in that courtroom on that day with no one at their side making a case for them on today's show we also talked to an immigration judge about what this legal crisis is like for her and her colleagues on the bench the White House is hosting.

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"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:39 min | 3 years ago

"ciudad juarez" Discussed on KQED Radio

"But it is not so simple and El Paso residents. Find themselves having to constantly refute. The claim Monica or teaser as journalists in El Paso and a native of the city. She's lived the story as well. As reported on it. It depends where in El Paso where you visit. There is a neighborhood that butts up right along the US Mexico border in El Paso that neighborhood is called she. Well, we thought it's one of the oldest in the city and people there say that the border wall has helped make their neighborhoods safer before the wall was constructed. People could easily run across the dry bed of the Rio Grande into the neighborhood and cross back into Mexico. The residents who live there said that there was a problem with the with burglary sometimes assaults their laundry would get stolen off the line or a bike would go missing. And there were gang. Things in in Mexico that sometimes crossed over and this is documented by police. So the wall has proven to be effective in highly urban concentrated areas, but where it loses effectiveness is in more rule in less populated areas before the wall Monica what was the reality about crime in El Paso like in the urban part of El Paso. Well, I mean studies have shown that immigrant communities tend to be safer. Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than US citizens and El Paso is a city of immigrants going back from its very beginnings often people confuse El Paso with its neighboring city in Mexico City that s and that city has been among the more violent in Mexico about a decade ago when there was a brutal drug war going on in Ciudad Juarez, the Texas governor. Governor Rick Perry, then said that a car bomb had gone off in El Paso, when it had actually gone off in see the what is so even our own governor has confused the safety record of Al Paso with its sister city in Mexico Monica's, I said, you're also a resident of El Paso, what's your life like there? I mean as far as a border town goes do you go out at night with no worries these days have you ever been scared in El Paso, and if you have why I have lived in El Paso, all my life. My grandparents immigrated here from Mexico back in the forties, and my family has remained in the same neighborhood ever since they came over and I often go out at night. So does my family. We don't really worry very much about our safety in all Paso. What's this moment? Kind of been like with the president saying these things that a lot of people in El Paso, just feel are not true. It's just a this was a false claim. That he had made in the past many residents. Here have spoken out to debunk that claim because they know that Al Paso has been ranked as one of the safest cities for years and years now even prior to the construction of the border fence, and it's a claim that's easily debunked by simply looking at FBI statistics in the city and looking at these studies that show. Yes. Immigrant communities are far safer last weekend. Residents in El Paso got together and held a protest from downtown El Paso, right up to the US Mexico border, and they all came out in solidarity against Trump's immigration policies and against further construction of a border fence. Monica Ortiz or EBay is a journalist and also a resident of L Paso, which is where she joined us from. Thanks, very much Monica. Good to speak with you. Your welcome. San Antonio, Texas is more than one hundred miles from the border. But you find two large immigrant detention centers near their both of them designed for families. When those detained migrants are released. They're taken to the big city dropped off in San Antonio. So that's where to California's psychotherapists spend their vacation time, Julie small of K Q E D in San Francisco explains. Why? Alesia crews and Chris Mullin have worked together for decade and see clients and offices right next to each other back in San Francisco here in San Antonio. They're getting ready to offer counseling to families in the most unlikely place the greyhound bus station. It's a chilly morning as they drive from there. Airbnb to the station. It's Christie's first time here. Elisa's volunteered twice before. It's not a twist.

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